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Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Bulletin Points:
1. We have a Father in Heaven
2. He is a Loving Father
3. We are fellow heirs with Christ

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1.Share with the group a time when you felt that you belonged. How did you know that you were a part of a group or included?

2. If you are redeemed by Christ, you are no longer a slave to law and sin. What are you then? (Galatians 4:7; John 1:12)

3. What happens when you have a distorted view of your identity?

4. How do you know if you are living with an orphaned spirit?

5. Read Luke 15:17-31. What is Jesus' point in this parable? How does the Father receive the son here? How do his sons relate to the father?

6. Read Romans 8:1-17. What does it mean to set their mind on the things of the flesh? What does it mean to set one's mind on the things of the Spirit? Give some examples. What are the consequences of the two different mindsets?

7. What does it mean to exercise the privilege of sonship? What does it mean to have an orphan spirit?

8. Are you living like a fellow heir with Christ -- liberated from trying to win God's approval? Share with the group how God is shaping your identity.
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
Passage: Luke 16:16-18
Duration: 46 mins 46 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. The Kingdom is here
2. Forcing our way into the Kingdom
3. We can now fulfil the law

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Share with the group a good news you received in the passed (ie a job acceptance / promotion, a medical report, pregnancy, exam results). How did you feel?

2. How did John the Baptist's message (Luke 3:3, 16) differ from the prophets who came before him?

3. Just what IS the "good news of the Kingdom of God"? Put in your own words what this good news is.

4. What does it mean for you to be a person of the Kingdom?

5. As scripture begins to make sense to us, it results in a revelation and relationship with God as a Father – have you ever encountered God or scripture in a new way that changed your mindset?

6. Read Luke 16:16-18. Why do you think the Kingdom of God requires forcible entry? Have you ever tried to force your way into the Kingdom of Heaven?

7. To come into the Kingdom requires deliberate, radical, purposeful and determined action. Do you find yourself being radical, countercultural or doing whatever it takes to follow Jesus?

8. Why do you think Jesus was accused of doing away with the Law? Did he?

9. What does it mean to embrace the spirit of the law and live like Jesus, without having a legalistic approach to the Law?

10. How can you continue or start to actively seek entrance into the Kingdom of God? How is the Kingdom forcibly coming into your world? Share with the group.

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Bulletin Points:
1. Divine Opportunity
    There is an opportune time for everything .
2. Veto Power
    Give God veto power over your plan.
3. Hindrance’s to Vero Power
    Hindrance’s to veto power are pride, ambition false peace.

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Has there been a time in your life that you have missed an opportune time that was God ordained?

2. What are some of the benefits of God’s opportune timing?

3. Have you ever left a season of your life too soon or too late?

4. Have you ever been engaged in a plan that you believed was from God but later became derailed?

5. What are some areas where you can be flexible and accept God’s veto power in in your life?

6. What are some hindrances to accepting God’s veto to our plans?

Sun, Oct 21, 2018
Passage: John 11:35
Duration: 37 mins 41 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. Relationship Presence
2. Revelation Presence
3. Resurrection Presence

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Share with your group a time when you had been given a second chance, purely by grace?

2. Read John 11:1-44. Does this story give you goosebumps? Why or why not?

3. How do you see Jesus being relational and emotional with Lazarus family? How do you see Jesus being relational, emotional and real with you? (v35)

4. When Jesus gives bold revelations and promises, how do you receive it based on your relationship with Him? (v4, v6-16, 39-44)

5. I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in Me will live even if he dies. (v25). How does receiving a second chance with a resurrected spiritual life through Jesus Christ make you look at life now?

Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Passage: Luke 19:41
Duration: 28 mins 21 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. Jesus saw the needs of the Lost
2. Jesus felt the pains of the Lost
3. Jesus ministered to the Lost

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Share with the group about a time when you lost something really precious. Explain how you felt and the effort that you made trying to find what was lost.

2. Read Luke 13:34-35, 19:41-44 and discuss why Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem.

3. In Luke 9:54-56, Jesus was not received by the people of a Samaritan village. How did the disciples react to such rejection? What warning does this incident give to us?

4. Using Matthew 9:35-38, 14:14 as examples, what were the effects of compassion on Jesus’ ministries to the lost children of Israel?

5. Define compassion. Discuss what compassion is and what it is not.

6. In Luke 19:10, Jesus described the unbelievers as the lost. Discuss why this is the correct description of their spiritual state. Make reference to Hebrews 9:27 and Ephesians 2:1-2 in the discussion.

7. Discuss this statement: “We cannot force compassion, which can only be acquired by opening one’s heart to a personal and experiential touch from the Hand of God.” How can we grow in compassion for the lost?

8. It was suggested that “Break my heart for what breaks yours; open up my eyes to the things unseen” was a dangerous prayer. Do you agree? Are you willing to pray this prayer?

9. Break into smaller groups with each member praying for one or two pre-believers whom he/she believes that Jesus has placed in his/her heart to minister to. Ask God for His compassion, and proclaim their salvation in Jesus’ Name.

Sun, Oct 07, 2018
Passage: Hebrews 5:7
Duration: 35 mins 34 secs
Bulletin Points:
1. Your cries are heard
2. Because His cries was heard

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. When was the last time you cried? What happened? Were your cries heard by others? How did you feel?

2. Read Hebrews 5:7. What was Jesus doing in this passage? Why?

3. If the characteristic of the Kingdom of God is joy (Romans 14:17), do you think there’s room for sorrow or grief? Why? Why not?

4. Read 1 Peter 1:6. What is the relationship between joy and grief? Can they be present in a person simultaneously?

5. Have you ever been sorrowful and joyful at the same time? Share what the experience was like for you with your group.

6. If even Jesus cried out to God, what does that mean for us?

7. What can we be confident of when we pray and cry out to God?

8. God hears us no matter what -- how does knowing that God hears us bring confidence to you?

9. What do you need to surrender to Him to believe that He hears you?

10. Share with your group what is on your heart to cry out to God for -- then pray together for one another.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
Passage: Luke 6:27-36
Series: Love Again
Duration: 36 mins 52 secs
Bulletin Points:
1. How I love my enemies?
2. Why I love my enemies?

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Do you have people who do not like you? People who are plotting evil against you? Who are they? What did they do to you?

2. Read Luke 6:27-38. Who is Jesus speaking to? What did He say? Are His words easy to accept? Reasonable? Realistic? Why?

3.It is obvious that Jesus was clearly indicating that what He was about to say would be difficult to accept. However, we all have enemies. This is the reality of life! How do you normally respond to your enemies, to those who treat you harshly and unfairly?

4. Read Matt. 5:43-48. How does the world treat their enemies? How should followers of Christ respond to their enemies? With what kind of love are we to love?

5. The love of which Jesus spoke is a particular kind of love. It is agape, the love of God. Someone once called it “the God-kind of love.” It is the love that you receive from God and give out to others. It is the love empowered by God. It is not emotion, though it may involve emotion. It is love in action. Read John 3:16. How does this love look like? What are the characteristics of this love?

6. Read Luke 6:35 and Matt. 5:48. What’s our greatest reason for loving our enemies?

7. You are never more like Jesus than when you love someone who does not deserve it. Jesus sets up three practical ways of loving our enemies in Luke 6:27-28. What are they?

8. Give examples of doing good to your enemies. How about examples of blessing your enemies?

9. What are the two outcomes of praying for your enemies? How does this kind of prayer impact you? How does it impact your enemies?

10. How would you want God to treat you or do for you when you don’t deserve Him? When you have wronged God? Write them down, then share with the group. This is the same way and the same thing you are to do for your enemies when they do not deserve your love.

11. Write the names of those you are choosing to forgive and willing to love here.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Duration: 20 mins 51 secs
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
Series: Love Again
Duration: 29 mins 17 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. Loving others starts with God
2. Loving others starts with me

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. When was the last time someone got on your nerves? How did you respond? Was it in love? What would you have done differently?

2. Read together John 13:34. What did Jesus say? Why? Who was He speaking to?

3. Read Romans 15:7. How are we to treat each other? How? Why? What would that mean in our church?

4. From Romans 15:7, how has Christ accepted you? How does that play out in the way we are to love one another at church?

5. Read 1 Cor. 12:12-13, 21- 26. How are you placed and related at church? How are we to treat those who are weaker and less prominent in the eyes of the world?

6. On another occasion when Jesus was asked who is my neighbour, He told the story of the Good Samaritan. Read Luke 10:27-37. What is the unusualness in this story? What surprises you? Why did Jesus mention about the Levite and priest? And who is my neighbour in this story?

7. God’s concept of “neighbour” is broad, extending to the poor, the rejected, and the alien. The Pharisees tried to narrow the idea, limiting the command to those who were most like themselves. Jesus would not allow it then, and He will not allow it now. Who is your neighbour? Who are those currently in need that you are aware of? How have you treated them?

8. Write down names of people you know who are:
- Physically in need
- Emotionally in need
(Write an encouraging note to them)
- Spiritually in need of salvation
(If this need is not met, they will spend an eternity separated from God. That’s why it’s vital for you to share the gospel to them.)

9. What do you say about the person around you now, in this Kingdom group? Is it a fervent expression of love or something else? How can this group practice unconditional love for each other this week? What does that look like? Just think of how much more wonderful this life would be if all of us practice love!

Sun, Sep 09, 2018
Series: Love Again
Duration: 34 mins 11 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. Healthy Identity
2. Holy confidence

 

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:

1. What do you like most about yourself ? What don’t you like about yourself ?

2. Read Matt. 22:35-40. What is the second commandment?

3. The greatest commandment passage has within it the most posing challenge for you and for me: the lesson of learning to love ourselves. We need a healthy relationship with ourselves. Jesus said, “Love your neighbour AS yourself.” Is this something easy or difficult to do? Why?

4. What is the difference between selfishness or self-centeredness and self-love?

5. Certainly we are not to be self-centered, but in order for our relationship with others to be healthy, we need to love ourselves. Can you agree that God wants you to love yourself ? If so, what are some very good reasons to love yourself ?

6. Pause for a moment and write down those lies about yourself which others have been telling you.

7. Share with the group what they are and replace the lies with the truth.

8. You can love yourself because you are made in God’s image and you are loved by God. What are the ten unchangeables in life? Whenever you compare one of these unchangeables with another person or other people, you are tempted and tend to develop feelings of inferiority and it challenges your self-acceptance. What is the right way to overcome this?